The Best Way to Pill a Difficult CAT (My Method) Curry the Cat
This is the best method that I figured out giving a pill to our cat, Curry. I’m not a novice at giving pills to cats, but this cat fought way too much every single time, and bit her tongue 3 times. I have to give her pills 2 times a day for the rest of her life, and this is the only method that works for her. I tried all the usual methods, and none worked, like putting it in her food. She would not eat food that was tainted with crushed pill.
This method also works for capsules.
I wanted to share this method for those who might be having difficulty feeding pills to your cat or dog.
You should ask your vet if the pill is OK to crush feed. Some pills are designed to release slowly over time and shouldn’t be crushed. If that’s the case, ask your vet if you can crush maybe 1/4 at a time and feed it that way.
Long story short, Curry’s kidneys almost failed, and she has 2 kidney stones. Her kidneys are too far gone to operate on it. The move was super hard on her and she got so depressed that she didn’t eat or drink too many times. We tried literally 20 different foods.
After 9 visits to the first vet, and ongoing visits to the second vet, her condition is much better, now. We're hopeful that she might live 3~4 more years.
Recently she gained most of her weight back. Her usual weight is around 2.4 kg (5.3 lb). When she was sick, she only weight around 1.8 kg (4 lb). Now she weights around 2.32 kg (5.1lb).
The second vet said the likeliest reason was from lack of water. Lack of water for cats is the number 1 reason for kidney failure. I also feed her extra water with syringe each day.
I’m sitting next to the cat, not front or behind the cat. That’s on purpose. I’m grabbing her fangs from behind her head. That’s on purpose. I used to grab her gums, but grabbing her gums twice a day multiple times could scratch her gums, so I grab her fangs. Be careful when trying to grab her teeth, though. I have been bitten a few times, but she didn’t break the skin.